Lorenzo Crippa

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Government
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Government
Research Officer
Department of Government
Research Assistant
Department of Government
 Lorenzo Crippa



I am a PhD student from the Department of Government at the University of Essex (UK). My supervisors are F. Genovese and H. Dorussen. My main research area is international political economy. I am interested in the construction, enforcement and effects of states' laws and international institutions that regulate firms' behaviors. In my PhD thesis I focus on the multilateral cooperation to regulate corporate foreign bribery. I seek to explain variations in state capacity to hold corporations accountable for exporting corruption. I approach my study employing quantitative methods, and bringing together insights from the literature on international institutions and on political-economic determinants of firms' behaviors. Before joining the University of Essex I obtained a Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Sciences, specialisation in International Political Economy (full marks and honours) from the University of Bologna (IT), and a Bachelor degree in Philosophy (full marks and honours) from the University of Milan (IT). I have also undertaken experiences of research and postgraduate study in European universities including the Rijksuniversiteit in Groningen (NL), the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne (FR), and the Paris School of Economics – École Normale Superieure (FR).


  • Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy University of Bologna,

  • Bachelor's degree in Philosophy University of Milan,


Other academic

  • Associate Lecturer (Teaching Fellow), Department of Political Science, University College London (21/9/2020 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Multinational corporations and international institutions

Key words: Multinational corporations

Foreign direct investment

Key words: Foreign direct investment

Corporate corruption

Key words: Anti-corruption



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